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Rodenbach Brewery

Rodenbach Brewery
Rodenbach Fruitage Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 4.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Rodenbach Brewery
Rodenbach Fruitage Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 4.2%
Clear mahogany color. Savory aromas and flavors of waxy fruit, pickled berries, rubber sap and leaf, and hint of varnished wood with a supple, tart, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length endive salad with cherry vinaigrette and buttered brioche finish. An interesting sweet and sour mash up that will work nicely at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sour & Tart, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: waxy fruit, pickled berries, rubber sap and leaf, and hint of varnished wood
Taste Flavor: endive salad with cherry vinaigrette and buttered brioche
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Serrano Ham, Country Paté, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting sweet and sour mash up that will work nicely at the table.

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Fruit Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.